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The world is divided into Mozart fans and Wagner fans, and I am definitely a Mozart fan. Even so, I dithered for quite a while in HMV before I had an attack of box-set-ism and bought the complete Mozart. Only fifty quid in the sales, and it's one hundred and seventy CDs. That's a thirty-centimetre stack, weighing 3.4 kilos (and that's in paper envelopes; if they were in jewel cases, you'd have to build an extension to your house).

I'm all partied out (thanks, [livejournal.com profile] smallbeasts, for the New Year party, and [livejournal.com profile] purpletigron and [livejournal.com profile] purplecthulhu for the open house), and I now have the perfect reason to hibernate. 10 down, 160 to go...

Date: 2007-01-02 07:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] purpletigron.livejournal.com
Wow! I take it they are excellent recordings?

It was a pleasure to see you :-)

Date: 2007-01-02 09:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] example22.livejournal.com
Excellentness is not something I'm competent to assess, but they seem fine enough to me. There are quite a lot of different artists involved (you'd guessed, hadn't you?), but nothing obviously in a league with "Mickey Mouse Band of Bavaria Plays Your Classical Top Fifty".

Good to see you, too. See you at the Pembury Tavern, or Picocon, whichever is sooner...

Date: 2007-01-02 08:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] vicarage.livejournal.com
I'd be curious what you think of the unfamous 3/4 of the set. I've got about 40 Mozart CDs, and rarely get to the end of the range.

Date: 2007-01-02 09:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] example22.livejournal.com
I imagine a lot of it will be listened to exactly once (there are nineteen operas, for a start, and there's probably a good reason why I've never heard of thirteen of them). I'm looking forward to discovering new favourites, though.

Date: 2007-01-04 09:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] teaparty.net (from livejournal.com)
personally, bach. does that make me a mozart or a wagner person?

Date: 2007-01-04 10:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] example22.livejournal.com
Mozart. Because I said so.

(Though now you have me wondering where I got that meme from...)

Date: 2007-01-05 01:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] southorizons.livejournal.com
170cds? thats very substantial!

hope you'll enjoy listening to classical music and eating ginger cookies ;-P

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